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Definition: Set of all negative integers
$\mathbb{Z}^- = \left\{ n\in\mathbb{Z} | n < 0 \right\}$
A real number is said to be negative if its value is less than zero.

## Properties

• Negative + Negative = Negative
• Negative * Positive = Negative
• Negative * Negative = Positive
• Due to the two previous properties, every even power of a negative is positive , and every odd power of a negative is negative.
• A negative number does not have a real number square root . In fact , the $2n^{\text{th}}$ root of a negative is not a real number when $n$ is natural.